Stress is high. Times are … ew. Your gut health is so critical always, and especially right now. Your gut being balanced, healthy, and strong is going to be a huge factor in your immune function as we are entering these colder months. Your gut is also vital in supporting your mood and mental health and even more so in this very stressful season.
Some recent studies even suggest 90-95% of your serotonin is produced and housed in your gut. Gut derived serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) plays very important roles in bodily processes including immune cell function, inflammation, bone function, metabolic homeostasis, mood and mental health.
Here are a few things you can do to support your gut and ultimately your mind and body 👇🏼
⚠️ Refined sugars and artificial sweeteners
⚠️ Processed foods
⚠️ Antibiotics and pharmaceuticals (except for times of true need)
⚠️ Disinfectants and sanitizers (except for times of true need)
⚠️ Toxic substances including BPA, BPS, Phthalates, Parabens, synthetic fragrance, VOC’s and other toxicants
✔️ Fresh, whole foods
✔️ Turmeric and ginger
✔️ Probiotic rich foods like fermented sauerkraut, pickles, etc
✔️ Omega-3 rich foods
✔️ Leefy greens
✔️ Quality sleep
✔️ Prebiotic rich foods like garlic, leeks, asparagus, apples, sprouted legumes, cacao, and onion
✔️ Non toxic products for your body and home